The Smart Reno team is well aware of the impacts COVID-19 has on the renovation industry. As we navigate through this uncertainty, we want to share some thoughts with you as we all navigate this rapidly evolving situation together.

Health

First and foremost, our community's health and safety is our top priority. We do hope that you and your families are keeping safe.

Our website will remain functional and you can continue to reach our team by email or phone. We are happy to stay in touch to help you navigate through these challenging times.

Government imposed guidelines

As government guidelines are revised on a daily basis, we encourage both homeowners and contractors to follow the guidelines in their jurisdiction and adjust their normal way of doing business accordingly.

Some impacts may include:

  • Delayed projects for homeowners;
  • Delayed responses for new project submissions;
  • Delayed in-person visits from contractors for a quote;
  • Some materials may be temporarily out of stock.
What we can do in the meantime

Homeowners can continue to submit projects on our website, and take this time to thoroughly plan your home renovation projects to be ready once business resumes. As a reminder, Smart Reno offers a free Cost Estimator to help you plan your next renovation project.

We encourage our network of contractors to continue to engage in conversations with homeowners using alternative options like phone and video. Contractors can also submit quotes remotely, and help clients plan their next renovation to ensure they're prepared for the future.

Keep in touch

We want to hear from you! Do not hesitate to contact our team who are available to assist you through any of your home renovation needs.

Stay healthy!

The Smart Reno team
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Has your foundation become cracked and worn down with time? Or have you noticed water infiltration into your home?

Don’t panic! Smart Reno is dedicated to finding the best foundation repair specialists in Canada!

4 recurring concerns about foundations in Canada

Canadian homes are confronted each year by large climatic variations in the country. While some homes survive unharmed, others will suffer significant damage.

Frost and thaw periods often lead to the appearance of foundation cracks and other related issues.

When spring arrives, be on the lookout for the five following problems:

The appearance of foundation cracks

Easy to spot, foundation cracks are the most common concern on the bases of Canadian homes. Not all of them are dangerous, but it is recommended that a foundation repair expert be consulted to ensure that proper measures are taken. Only a professional will be able to tell you if the cracks in your foundation are active (in this case, an immediate repair is recommended) or passive (and less dangerous).

Moisture concerns due to water infiltration

As the warm weather returns, melting snow creates a high level of humidity at the bases of Canadian homes. Therefore, it is not uncommon to encounter water infiltration in foundations. Check the edges of your windows and the condition of your wooden floors. If you notice any signs of warping, have your foundations check by a specialist.

Contaminated foundations

There are many cases of contaminated concrete in Canada. Pyrite, which is sensitive to moisture, is the primary cause of defects that degrade the quality of foundations. Pyrite contamination causes swelling of basement floors and cracks containing a white powder. At the onset of these symptoms, we recommend you act quickly!

Sinking foundations

Bad weather conditions or the presence of clay soil are two known causes of sinking foundations in Canada. If you suspect an imbalance at the base of your home or if it becomes difficult to close doors and windows, contact a specialized contractor quickly!


Ask a specialist to diagnose the condition of your concrete foundation to find out what measures need to be taken.

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